As Colorado Budget Cuts Hospital Funds, Some Legislators Hope to Change Funding Structures
Colorado State Senator Don Coram, who represents southwestern Colorado, voted yes on the 2017 budget even though it makes significant cuts to state hospital funding. But Coram says he hopes to maintain funding for rural hospitals by supporting a separate bill introduced in the Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 267 would restructure a fee hospitals pay to help fund healthcare for low-income patients. KSJD's Austin Cope and Bente Birkeland talked more about the what's behind measure.